ἀρασχάδες

ἀρασχάδες
Grammatical information: m\/f? pl.
Meaning: τὰ περυσινὰ κλήματα H.
Other forms: Cf. ἀρέσχαι κλήματα, βότρυες H. and ὀρεσχάς τὸ σὺν τοῖς βότρυσιν ἀφαιρεθεν κλῆμα H. Clearly related αὐροσχάς = τὸ κατὰ βότρυν κλῆμα (Eratosth. 37), also name of wine (Parth.). DELG s.v. ὄσχη gives ὀρεσχάδα `dit de branches d'ormaux' from Harp. as in Nic. Al. 109 [not in LSJ]. Chantr. further points to ὄλοσχος `pedicle of the pomegranate (Nic. Th. 870).
Origin: PG [a word of Pre-Greek origin]
Etymology: Strömberg Wortstudien 53f. connects the words with ὄσχη (cf. Harpokration s. ὀσχοφόροι = κλῆμα βότρυς ἐξηρτημένους ἔχον), which is however often written ὤσχος. I am therefore not convinced that (the four forms of) the word (αρα-, αρε-, ορε-, αυρο-) are compounds (certainly not if ὄλοσχος must be connected. Rather vowel-variation of an evident substr. word; Fur. 302, 342, 348. In Bee. Pre-Greek I reconstruct arʷ-ask-at-, which explains αυ- beside o (before and after the ρ) beside the α's; ὀλοσχ- may have λ for ρ.
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Greek-English etymological dictionary (Ελληνικά-Αγγλικά ετυμολογική λεξικό). . 2010.

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